Volleyball welcomes Kali Moore & Abby Stanwood

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STONY BROOK, NY – Stony Brook University volleyball head coach Kristin Belzung has announced the signings of Kali Moore and Abby Stanwood. The Moore and Stanwood duo are the newest Seawolves as they have signed their National Letter of Intent (NLI) and join the Stony Brook roster for the 2022 season.

“We are very pleased to include these two in our program. Through the recruiting process, it was clear to us that they are the type of people who would be a great fit for Stony Brook and would fit in well with our team culture. Both have a competitive spirit and play the entire game and will raise the level in our gym, “said coach Belzung.

Kali Moore | Outside Hitter | Brooklyn, NY

Moore is an outside hitter and will join the Seawolves via Brooklyn, NY. The outside hitter has been a member of the Park Slope Collegiate volleyball team for the past four years, where she was team captain for one season. She was the first high school female athlete to be recruited by a Division I facility.

“Kali is a six-turn pin that we think has a really high ceiling. She is extremely competitive, can pass and has a whip for an arm. She has played the game for a long time and uses that skill to read to her Long time fans will remember their mom Tina, who is a graduate of our program which is very special. We are delighted that Kali has decided to stay close to home and be a Seawolf! ” said coach Belzung.

The Outside Hitter has compiled nine MVP awards and numerous all-tournament team selections. During their sophomore year, Moore and her team started the playoffs in 18th placeNS and angered seeds # 2, # 7, and # 15, but then fell to the later champions. Moore plays club volleyball for the NYC Juniors.

She is the daughter of Cristina and Rodney and has two siblings Lexi and Ella. Her uncle Michael Salak played both professional and college volleyball while her mother Cristina is a graduate of Stony Brook. In the classroom, Moore was named on the director’s roll of honor for academic excellence.

Abby Stanwood | Outside Hitter | Excelsior, Minnesota
Stanwood is an outside hitter from Excelsior, Minnesota and has served on the Minnetonka High School college volleyball team for the past four years. She has had an excellent career in high school volleyball, having been named Weekly Player of the State, Athlete of the Week, All-Metro Second Team, a three-time All-Conference selection, and Best Defensive Player during her junior year .

“Abby is a six-rotation pin who has great ball control both on first contact and over the net as an attacker. She has a lot of club experience and is fun to watch because she enjoys competing. She suits her great for the offensive, we’re running and will play the entire game at a high level, “said coach Belzung.

Over the course of her high school career, she has accumulated 866 kills and 662 digs. During Stanwood’s senior year, she recorded 408 killings and 293 excavations. The outside hitter once recorded 28 kills in a four-set match. During her sophomore season, she helped lead her team to State for the first time in 43 years. Stanwood and her team made the section finals during her freshman year as well as when she was in eighth grade.

Outside of high school volleyball, Stanwood played on the US Development Team (high performance) between the ages of 12 and 16. She helped her team win an A2-level championship during their third year and trained in Michigan, South Carolina, and Colorado. She plays club volleyball for Northern Lights and has played beach volleyball for TMP. In the classroom, she received the National Honor Society’s award, AAU Academic All-American A-Honor Roll status, which is labeled in Academics, and is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate.

She is the daughter of Amy and Josh and has a sibling named Avery. Her mother played Division I basketball at Colorado State University and Southern Mississippi University.

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